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Three Peaks Reviews

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July 26, 2019
Despite a promising setup, Zabeil can't get his actors to generate a human tension on par with the impressive and potentially deadly surroundings.
July 27, 2019
It's said that good things come in threes, a theory German filmmaker Jan Zabiel unwittingly disproves in "Three Peaks," his thin-aired family drama in which three quickly becomes tri-ing -- or, tiring, if you wish to flip those six letters around.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 24, 2019
The payoff is barely worth the wait.
July 19, 2019
Three Peaks never quite reaches the dramatic peak that the movie's deliberate pacing and tense interplay seem to promise.
July 24, 2019
The double impulse at the heart of "Three Peaks" is ultimately self-defeating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 28, 2019
Three Peaks is so thinly conceived and executed that, for the most part, it fails to justify its existence as a stand-alone feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 27, 2019
Three Peaks seems to betray its characters for the sake of forced drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 28, 2017
The ambiguity of the final passages doesn't feel arrived at or earned, but imposed-just another touch.
September 11, 2017
There's just nothing new here, and nothing especially interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 11, 2019
"Three Peaks" is a dark little family drama, a ticking time bomb of a movie that is well made but never totally satisfies.
July 15, 2019
Three Peaks ripples with a heady mixture of animosity and genuine affection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 2, 2019
Whatever you do, don't forget to breathe.
June 21, 2018
The filmmaker composes a psychological drama with poetic strokes, full of allegories and imposing mountainous landscapes. [Full review in Spanish]
July 25, 2019
What results is a harrowing, entirely gripping high-stakes, high-altitude drama where microaggressions lead to macro-results.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 26, 2019
Three Peaks transforms the emotional labor of building a family into real, tangible threats, slowly building to a conclusion that feels both inevitable and horrifying.
August 5, 2019
The harsh, forbidding environment naturally lends an air of danger, and Zabeil confidently, quietly winds the suspense around the potential breaking point...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2019
This isn't your daddy's drama/thriller. It's a meticulously crafted film that, in its very self-disciplined way, is far stronger than movies that go for the emotional jugular from the git-go.
May 16, 2018
Director Drei Zinnen, with an assist from cinematographer Axel Schneppat, manifests the fears of this struggling family in every mountain, snow drift, and dying tree.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 14, 2019
A tense, gripping, expertly made three-hander that tests conflicting ideas of fatherhood in the crucible of a mountainside vacation.
September 9, 2017
Psychologically complex, emotionally compelling ...
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